Harry Lipkin, Private Eye: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Jul 10, 2012 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Meet Harry Lipkin, the world's oldest private detective: part Sam Spade, part Woody Allen, all mensch.

Harry Lipkin is a tough-talking, soft-chewing, rough-around-the-edges, slow-around-the-corners private investigator who carries a .38 along with a spare set of dentures. Harry specializes in the sort of cases that cops can't be bothered with, but knows where to find good chopped liver for a fair price. He might not be the best P.I. in Miami, but at 87, he's certainly the oldest.

His latest client, Mrs. Norma Weinberger, has a problem. Someone in her home is stealing sentimental trinkets and the occasional priceless jewel from her; someone she employs, trusts, cares for, and treats like family. With the stakes so low and blood pressure that's a little too high, Harry Lipkin must figure out whodunit before the thief strikes again.
Sure to appeal to fans of Alexander McCall Smith, Harry Lipkin, Private Eye is sharp, funny and irresistible.

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Great book and great writing style. I'm definitely interested in reading more Harry Lipkin, Private Eye stories in the future. Recommended to anyone who likes a little humor thrown in with their detective stories. Read full review


Harry Introduces Himself
Harry Arrives at Coral Gables
Harry and Mr Lee Walk to the Kitchen
Harry Gets a New Message
Harry Gets Some More Messages
Steve Threatens Harry

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About the author (2012)

BARRY FANTONI was the chief contributor and writer for Private Eye magazine, and a diary cartoonist for the Times. He is the author of several detective novels published in the 1980s, one of which was published in the United States.

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